It’s a sad day for everyone who likes interview-conducting vampire demons. For Larry King is going to hang up his suspenders, in what I can only assume will be the dustiest retirement of all time.
It’s historic. It’s unprecedented. And it may be prompted by King’s ever-slipping ratings and personal gaffes that have made him want to exit the program so he can see his kids play baseball.
I talked to the guys here at CNN and I told them I would like to end Larry King Live, the nightly show, this fall and CNN has graciously accepted, giving me more time for my wife and I to get to the kids’ little league games.
Larry King started working on CNN around the same time that the Moors decided to try and conquer Italy. He’s been interviewing people from all walks of life for thousands of years, and using the energy of their words to stay alive. At least, that’s what I’ve managed to glean from repeat viewings of his show where he interviewed everyone from Lady Gaga to Lebron James to whoever the hell he felt like, because he’s Larry King and he keeps his pimp hand strong.
Watch the video. It’s an important moment for our generation. Because who else but Larry King could’ve led the vampire revolution? Nobody.